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How to open the drop down list in a cell which type is combo box

In Syncfusion GridData Control's combo box cell, user can't open the drop down list via clicking the cell except the black triangle button on the right.  
Now I need to open the drop down list  via clicking any place in the cell, some good ideas?

3 Replies

PP Praveena P Syncfusion Team December 21, 2013 04:17 AM UTC

Hi Nick,

Thanks for your interest in Syncfusion products.

To open the drop down list  via clicking any place in the cell  of the cell type combo box, kindly make use of GridDropDownStyle.Exclusive property.

  gridControl1[4, 2].DropDownStyle = GridDropDownStyle.Exclusive;

Please let me know if you have any concerns.


NI Nick December 30, 2013 11:37 AM UTC

It works well in Windows Form, but not in WPF.

SH Shakul Hameed M Syncfusion Team January 24, 2014 09:02 AM UTC

Hi Nick,


Sorry about the delay caused in getting back to you.


We have analyzed your query and we are tried to achieve your requirement by setting the IsDropDownOpen as True.

We have done this by listening the CurrentCellLoaded event.


Please refer the following code snippet.


Code Snippet:[C#]

void dataGrid_CurrentCellLoaded(object sender, GridCurrentCellLoadedEventArgs e)


            var combobox = (e.UIElement as GridCellComboBoxDropDown);

                if (combobox != null)


                    combobox.Dispatcher.BeginInvoke(new Action(() =>



                            combobox.IsDropDownOpen = !combobox.IsDropDownOpen;

                        }), DispatcherPriority.ApplicationIdle);


                    combobox.IsDropDownOpen = true;




We have prepared the sample based on your requirement and please find the attached sample.


Please let us know if this solution helps you.



Shakul Hameed


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